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Reefer Madness

By Schlosser, Eric




In Reefer Madness, the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation investigates America's black market and its far-reaching influence on our society through three of its mainstays -- pot, porn, and illegal immigrants. The underground economy is vast; it comprises perhaps 10 percent -- perhaps more -- of America's overall economy, and it's on the rise. Eric Schlosser charts this growth, and finds its roots in the nexus of ingenuity, greed, idealism, and hypocrisy that is American culture. He reveals the fascinating workings of the shadow economy by focusing on marijuana, one of the nation's largest cash crops; pornography, whose greatest beneficiaries include Fortune 100 companies; and illegal migrant workers, whose lot often resembles that of medieval serfs.
All three industries show how the black market has burgeoned over the past three decades, as America's reckless faith in the free market has combined with a deep-seated puritanism to create situations both preposterous and tragic. Through pot, porn, and migrants, Schlosser traces compelling parallels between underground and overground: how tycoons and gangsters rise and fall, how new technology shapes a market, how government intervention can reinvigorate black markets as well as mainstream ones, how big business learns -- and profits -- from the underground.
With intrepid reportage, rich history, and incisive argument, Schlosser illuminates the shadow economy and the culture that casts that shadow.


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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Houghton Mifflin. Collectible - Good/No Dust Wrapper. 2003. First Printing. Hard Cover. (K313) .

$34.90


Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin. Very Good/Very Good. 2003. Hard Cover. 0618334661 (W51) (G281) .

$34.90


Reefer Madness

Schlosser, Eric

Houghton Mifflin. Very Good/Good. 2003. Hard Cover. 0618334661 (W445) .

$34.90

Reefer Madness

Schlosser, Eric

Houghton Mifflin. Collectible - Very Good/Very Good. 2003. First Printing. Hard Cover. (C485) .

$34.90


Reefer Madness: And Other Tales from the American Underground

Schlosser, Eric

Penguin, 2004. Book. New. Paperback. New and in stock.

$31.64


Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 2003 Audio Book on 8 CDs in sleeves in a nice box, Box is slightly scuffed with very light bumping, all 8 CDs are in very nice condition, all play very well.. CD. Very Good.

$30.00


Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. 0618334661 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-) . New.

$27.32


Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003. First printing. Flatsigned on title page. Author contends that our 'underground economy' (sex, drugss, illegal immigration) is influencing mainstream culture and affecting mainstream business and enterprise in the US. Book unread, near fine. DJ likewise near fine with 'Signed' sticker to front. 310 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00


Reefer Madness

Schlosser, Eric

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004. Reprint. Paperback. New. The author of <IT>Fast Food Nation<RO> takes readers on a fascinating tour of the **** economy in America, exploring the markets for pot, pornography, and illegal immigrants that have shaped American life over the past three decades. Reprint. 100,000 ad/promo.SKU: MM-20112867; EAN: 9780618446704

$24.80


Reefer Madness: ...and Other Tales from the American Underground

Schlosser, Eric

Penguin Books Ltd. PAPERBACK. 0141010762 ADULT PBS (12/02/2004) Weight: 145g. / 0.32 lbs Binding Unknown Great Customer Service! . New. 2004.

$24.37

Reefer Madness

Eric Schlosser

RB Large Print, January 2003. Hardcover Hardcover. Used/Good. Large print. Former library book.

$21.99


Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Eric Schlosser

Mariner Books, 2004-04-01. 1ST. Paperback. New. Brand New. Always Buy with confidence. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

$20.62


Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003 Illus. by Nov1105-01. Illustrated.. Hard cover. New. New in New jacket New in New jacket New in New jacket New in New jacket New in New jacket New in New jacket New in New jacket New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 320 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Black market; Business & Economics; California; Economics; General; Migrant agricultural laborers; Non-Fiction; Popular Culture; Sex-oriented businesses; Social Science; United States..

$20.00


REEFER MADNESS: ...AND OTHER TALES FROM THE AMERICAN UNDERGROUND

SCHLOSSER, ERIC

ALLEN LANE. PAPERBACK. 0713996587 UK BASED SELLER SHIPS DAILY . Very Good.

$17.17


Reefer madness: ...and other tales from the American Underground

SCHLOSSER, Eric

Allen Lane. PAPERBACK. 0713996587 . Very Good.

$17.17


REEFER MADNESS: SEX, DRUGS, AND CHEAP LABOR IN THE AMERICAN BLACK MARKET

SCHLOSSER, ERIC

NEW YORK: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY. VG/VG. Pages: 310. . 2003. 1ST. HARDCOVER..

$16.50


Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Houghton Mifflin, 2003. Hardback. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.

$15.00

Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Houghton Mifflin, 2003. Hardcover. Good. Hardcover. Sound, clean & nice copy, light edgewear. Jacket is bright & clean, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear. Price clipped.

$15.00


Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, May 8, 2003. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 310 pages. A very clean, tight copy. Record # 452825

$15.00


Reefer Madness: ...and Other Tales from the American Underground

Schlosser, Eric

Penguin Books Ltd, 2004-02-26. Paperback. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

$13.00